Patricia Piccinini’s Skywhales: Every heart sings is heading to Albury. Skywhale, Skywhalepapa and their nine babies will begin their national tour here in Albury, coming to us from the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.
It will be cold at sunrise, so dress warmly with waterproof shoes if possible. Bring a torch, thermos, snacks and blanket to sit on as camp/folding chairs are not allowed on the grounds (wheelchairs ok). Balls are also not allowed on the oval during the event.
The flight will be weather dependent and if conditions are unsuitable for flight we'll notify all ticketed guests via email early on the 17 April. The Skywhales will take off (weather permitting) at sunrise.
Coffee vans will be on site with refreshments available for purchase
Bookings essential for Skywhales at Sunrise
Skywhale and Skywhalepapa will inflate from 5.15am, and if nature allows it they will take off and fly across the skies of Albury from 6.30am.
Read more about the artist Patricia Piccinini and the Skywhales at Know My Name
The event will conclude at 7.30am at the Lavington Sports Ground
Decorate your own Skywhale, photograph it and sent it to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to see your Skywhale on the big screen at Skywhales at Sunrise.
This event follows COVID safety measures with allocated areas for ticketed guests and is wheelchair accessible.
Skywhales: Every heart sings is a National Gallery of Australia Touring Event, supported by principal partner The Naomi Milgrom Foundation and Visions Australia, and is the third instalment of The Balnaves Contemporary Series presented by the National Gallery of Australia.
[#PatriciaPiccinini, 'Skywhale', 2013, Gift of anonymous donor 2019 through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2020]